What is Right to information?
Legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009:
Right to Information is the Queensland Government's approach and commitment to provide access to information, unless it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information. Right to Information aims to:
- make more information available
- provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community
- provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.
We are committed to providing open access to information about our services, activities and business operations.
Much of this information is provided in our corporate documents, which are identified in our publication scheme, which describes and categorises information routinely available from the department free of charge.
Community views sought on Right to Information and Information Privacy Laws
On December 13, 2016 the Government released a consultation paper inviting public submissions on the review of Queensland's Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act).
The consultation paper invites feedback from interested individuals and organisations on key issues raised by the Acts, including whether their primary objectives remain valid and how existing provisions might be improved to better meet those primary objectives.
More information is available on the Get Involved website.
The consultation paper is available on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website.
Comments and submissions can be made via:
- Post to:
RTI and Privacy Review
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
GPO Box 149
Brisbane QLD 4001
Submissions close 3 February 2017.
How to lodge an application for access to information under the Right to Information and Information Privacy, and amend information under the Information Privacy.
Request a review about decisions relating to Right to Information or Information Privacy.
View a list of Right to Information applications in the department's disclosure log. Documents released in response to formal applications under the Right to Information will be progressively published via our disclosure log.
Details information that is routinely available from the department free of charge. In most cases, this information is available online and can be accessed directly from the publication scheme.
The Open Data Initiative is part of the Queensland Public Sector Renewal Program and our vision to create the best public service in the nation, truly focused on our end customer - Queenslanders. You can access our Open Data Strategy, and Datasets by visiting the Queensland Government Open Data Portal.
Provide feedback about the Right to Information and Information Privacy content on our website.